Monday, October 04, 2010

Wiff-waff, anyone?

The game of table tennis became popular as entertainment for the upper classes in England in the 1880s. Cigar box lids were sometimes used as paddles, as were pieces of parchment stretched over a frame, and the sound generated in play gave the game its first nicknames of "wiff-waff" and "Ping-pong". (source: Wikipedia)

A couple of cell phone commercials from Nokia featuring, ahem, "Bruce Lee" playing ping-pong and performing other amazing stunts with a nunchuck.

Matrix Ping-Pong

J.O. Waldner and J. Persson play one of the best points ever. In case you're wondering, this is an exhibition match, so it's more about the entertainment value than scoring the point. There are 3 more parts if available if you're up for it...

Did anyone else have a Gnip-Gnop game back in the day? They still make this, by the way... the kids got one for Christmas a few years ago.

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